Kristin Akerjordet

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The aim of this study was to explore mental health nurses' experiences of emotional intelligence (EI) in their nursing practice by means of qualitative interviews. The interview questions where developed from the literature on EI. This study used a hermeneutic analysis. Four main themes emerged: relationship with the patient; the substance of supervision;(More)
AIMS Mental health, currently one of the biggest challenges worldwide, requires attention and research. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (SWEMWBS), and validate the scale for use in Norway and Sweden. SWEMWBS, which includes both hedonic and eudemonic principles of mental(More)
AIM To establish a synthesis of the literature on the theoretical and empirical basis of emotional intelligence and it's linkage to nurse leadership, focusing on subjective well-being and professional development. BACKGROUND Emotional intelligence has been acknowledged in the literature as supporting nurse leadership that fosters a healthy work(More)
AIM To explore the state of the science of emotional intelligence (EI) related to nursing leadership and its critiques. BACKGROUND The phenomenon of EI has emerged as a potential new construct of importance for nursing leadership that enhances educational, organizational, staff and patient outcomes. Nevertheless, important questions and critical(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine clinical nurses' interest in and motivation for research. An additional aim was to identify management and organisational resources in order to improve nurses' research capacity in practice. BACKGROUND Clinical nurses find conducting research challenging, which accords with observations of the continuing(More)
This article, the first in a series of four, describes the development of two scales for deductive and inductive measurement of emotional intelligence (EI), based on the literature and the identification of the psychometric properties of the scales. The data collection comprised two parts: (i) a literature search on the subject of emotional intelligence;(More)
AIM To explore new mothers' perceptions of reflective leadership in relation to motherhood. BACKGROUND Mindfulness, discovery of a deep personal self, sense of life purpose and authenticity appear to be the essence of self-reflective leadership. In this regard, women may be unprepared for the level of distress associated with the transition to motherhood.(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this literature review was to evaluate and discuss previous research on emotional intelligence with specific focus on empirical and epistemological perspectives. BACKGROUND The concept of emotional intelligence is derived from extensive research and theory about thoughts, feelings and abilities that, prior to 1990, were(More)
AIM A synthesis of the evidence of migrant women's perceptions of their needs and experiences in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. BACKGROUND Despite the fact that all European Union member states have ratified human rights-based resolutions aimed at non-discrimination, there is a relationship between social inequality and access to pre-, intra-, and(More)
AIM To describe and synthesize previous research on parents' perceptions of their participation in decision making in child health-care services. BACKGROUND Health policy in the area of user involvement emphasizes parent participation in decision-making (DM), thus ensuring that services are provided in accordance with their child's needs and enhancing(More)